Meet the team behind the science

Othram is the first technology company to apply all the power of modern sequencing and genomics to forensics.

Chief Executive Officer

David Mittelman, PhD

Laboratory Director

John Fondon III, PhD

Senior Forensic Scientist

Christy Smejkal, MS

We are on a mission to digitize the world's DNA evidence so that we can identify victims, find missing persons, and reveal perpetrators of crimes.

The Woodlands, Texas

Othram is headquartered in the beautiful pine forests just outside Houston

Just outside Houston, Othram's forensic lab and offices are located in The Woodlands, Texas. Ranked as one of the best cities to live in the United States, the city has a pleasant feel, and is full of nature, cycle trails, and parks. Plenty of shopping malls are nearby, and the nearby George Bush Intercontinental Airport and proximity to several major highways make it easy to visit.

Work with us


april 29, 2020

Data Scientist

An experienced data scientist will collect, analyze, and visualize data ranging from business analytics and customer interactions to human genetics and genealogy.



april 29, 2020

Web Developer (Front End)

This web developer will be responsible for the coding, design, and layout of our websites.



april 29, 2020

Software Engineer (Generalist)

A generalist software engineer will work on a variety of projects and tasks, including website backends, data processing pipelines, and business process automation.



april 29, 2020

Web Developer (Generalist)

This web developer will be responsible for design, development, testing, and deployment of both internal and customer-facing websites.



april 29, 2020

Project Manager

A project manager will help us effectively apply our engineering resources to advance business objectives. As a small company, this will include things from product and feature design to day-to-day task scheduling to managing relationships with customers and external resources.